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USS Twining (DD 540) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Twining (DD 540). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 16 crew members registered for the USS Twining (DD 540).

Gormley, JohnFC2CDec 1, 1943 – Nov 4, 1945ordnanceI was a plankowner. Twinings WW2 history is the same as mine! Took her out, brought her back. Stanley Kiersten is alive and well. he is the only mate i am in touch with. He is also a plankowner.
Robbins, GlennFT3Dec 20, 1950 – Feb 25, 19532nd div, firecontrol gangLatest reunion info is available at;
Bommarito, Joemm5Oct 1955 –engineering I often think about the good times had and would like to from any shipmates!
Higginson, Paul profile iconE-2Nov 1, 1955 – Jul 1, 1959Fireman ApprenticeLooking for Shipmates to Paul Higginson onboard USS Twining. Higginson was Fireman Apprentice and advanced to Machinist Mate Second Class (E-5). Went to Wes Pac, Japan, Korea, China, Okinawa, Guam, Midway, Hawaii, Hong
Walters, JerryRD2Jan 1960 – Jul 1963ElectronicsCame aboard after radar school in Norfolk, 1960. I made two cruises to WESPAC on her. She was a good old ship.
Jojo, Al 'Joe'RMSN1964 – 1965Operations 'OC'My first ship. As a reserve training ship had a skeleton crew...only two RM1's and me in radio. Retired RMCS(SW)
Cassidy, Pierre Aka Pete profile iconSTG31964 – 1965FOXTrying to locate SABE CASTRO. SABE was his nickname. He is from GUAM. Served on the USS LAWS and the USS TWINING with him from 1963-1965. Think he was a Fire Control Tech. I was a sonarman.
Davis, EdwardYN 3rd classMay 1, 1964 –USNRThis was my second ship for Reserve training at Treasure Island and had two training missions for anti-submarine warfare off the California coast.
Brezinski, Ron SkiRD3/2Jan 15, 1965 – Dec 30, 1967OperationsWhen I went aboard the Twining, I thought this would be easy duty, wrong we spent more time at sea training reserves. We cruised fo Canada ,British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California locations down to Mexico.
Harris II, Charlesfireman/FNJun 1, 1966 – Aug 15, 1967Engineeringassigned to forward fireroom , home port San Francisco, CA earned National Defence Medal,
Nickel, ArtSNSep 1966 – Sep 1968DeckTwo years active duty assignment. This seemed like a long assignment thanks to a drunken BM1 who was a total ass and a couple of real suck-ass BM3s. Met a very good friend there, Steve Fahnestalk; still in contact.
Murphy, RodneyBM2Nov 1, 1968 – 19721stMy 2nd ship. Went on this ship right after I returned from one tour in Viet Nam. Had a great crew. In my 23 years I believe this was my favorite duty. It was the crew and officers that made it. Capt Brainard was the C.O.
Hickman, Mikesf2Jun 14, 1969 – Jun 13, 1971rdivGood duty (except dealing with some low life lifers)made some good friends (al skaar, and jim lentz) I was seperated at mare island in 1971-went to work at mare island as a pipefitter 3 months later-worked another 24 yrs
Behrns, BennyEM21970 – 1971EGreat duty best any one could have at the end of their service.
Jones, DennisRMSNMar 1970 – Dec 1971Comm - RadioMy time on the Twining was while she was a Reserve DD at Treasure Island. Terrific old Destroyer - the first ship in my Navy hitch.
Nickols, Andrew ( Nick)EM1May 10, 1970 – May 20, 1971E DivisionHad fun on it. I remember a guy named Andy Anderson from Puyallup, Washington.

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